The historic Village of Cooperstown is a small town in the heart of central New York with global appeal. Originally famous through its association with The Leatherstocking Tales by author James Fenimore Cooper (son of Cooperstown’s founder William Cooper), and now known internationally as the birthplace of baseball and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown is a place brimming with surprises for visitors and residents alike. In addition to being a mecca for baseball fans and players worldwide, Cooperstown offers rich and diverse cultural opportunities. Cooperstown is ideally located between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges, along the southern shore of Otsego Lake (coined Glimmerglass by Cooper), the source of the mighty Susquehanna River. [Source: Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce]
Please visit the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce web site and the Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism web site for information on lodging, dining, shopping, and other things to do and see in the area, including:
• Glimmerglass Festival
• Cooperstown Concert Series
• Oneonta Concert Association
• Catskill Symphony Orchestra
- Museums, Galleries and Attractions
- National Baseball Hall of Fame
- The Farmers’ Museum
- Fenimore Art Museum
- Hyde Hall
- The Smithy Gallery
- Cooperstown Art Association
- Brewery Ommegang
- Hanford Mills Museum
- Cherry Valley Artworks
- Cherry Branch Gallery
- West Kortright Centre
- Arkell Museum
- Otsego Outdoors
More Music Festivals
- Honest Brook Music Festival
- Cazenovia Counterpoint/Society for New Music
- Skaneateles Festival
- Lake George Music Festival
- Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice
- Windham Chamber Music Festival
- Kingston Chamber Music Festival (RI)
- Union College Concert Series
- Also, Hudson Sounds lists classical performances throughout New York’s Capital Region
Suggestions to these lists are welcome, let us know
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long do concerts last?
- A. Concerts usually last about two hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
Q: When and where do I pick up tickets being held for me?
- A: Starting 30 minutes before the concert begins, tickets may be picked up at the will-call table located just inside the venue entrance.
Q: Can I buy tickets at the door?
- A: Yes, tickets are sold at the door, as available.
Q: Are there different levels of seating?
- A: We have general admission seating, and seating is made on a first-come, first-served basis, unless you have taken advantage of one of our special donor opportunities that offer you priority reserved seating.
Q: How do concert-goers dress?
- A: We are a summer festival—some like to dress up, other prefer to be casual, all are welcome! While the Otesaga is air-conditioned, Hyde Hall and Christ Church are not.
Q. Are children welcome?
- A. Yes! Families with school-age children are welcome and encouraged to attend any of our concerts.
Q. How can I learn more about the music being performed?
- A. At each concert, the artists provide comments and insights on the works they are performing. The easy rapport between the artists and the audience is one of the hallmarks of the Festival.
Q: Are the concerts wheelchair accessible?
- A: The Otesaga Resort Hotel is fully wheelchair accessible.
Q: What are my dining options?
- A: From the elegance of the Otesaga Resort Hotel to a picnic in the park, Cooperstown has a wide variety of dining experiences to fit every budget and taste. Fresh local produce is served in many of our restaurants complemented by libations from our breweries, wineries and cider mills. For more information, visit the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce.
Q: Do you accommodate Group Tours?
- A. We are pleased to accommodate adult group tours for Festival concerts. So we can assist you in planning a visit, please call 877/666-7421.